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Zebulon Pike Quotes and Sayings

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A young man who is here speaks the Panis language,
and in many other respects, is preferable.
- Zebulon Pike

May Heaven be propitious, and smile on the cause of my country.
- Zebulon Pike

Smoke the pipe of peace, bury the tomahawk,
and become one nation.
- Zebulon Pike

Your former Fathers the Spaniards have now no further Authority over you.
- Zebulon Pike

 

Strict justice would demand total confiscation of your property,
personal imprisonment and fines.
- Zebulon Pike

With the dreary season in which we travelled part of the route;
with our minds much more actively employed in forming
resources for our preservation from famine.
- Zebulon Pike

In my proper character, I am an officer of the United States Army.
- Zebulon Pike

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It was the wish of the Americans that their red brethren
should remain peacefully round their own fires,
and not embroil themselves in any disputes between the white people.
- Zebulon Pike

I cannot consent to be led three or four hundred leagues out of my route,
without its being by force of arms.
- Zebulon Pike

The Pawnee chief had left the village the day after the doctor arrived,
with 50 or 60 horses and many people,
and had taken his course to the north of our route.
- Zebulon Pike

Among various demands and charges I gave them,
was, that the said flag should be delivered to me,
and one of the United States' flags be received and hoisted in its place.
- Zebulon Pike

A discontented young fellow, filled with self pride;
he certainly should have considered it an honor to
be sent on so respectable an embassy as he was.
- Zebulon Pike

The Spanish troops returned and we could yet discover
the grass beaten down in the direction which they went.
- Zebulon Pike

At the lodge the chief gave me many particulars which
were relative to the late visit of the Spaniards.
- Zebulon Pike

They were conspiring to desert us in the night and
steal some of our horses...
we engaged a spy.
- Zebulon Pike

Few Indians only had breech cloths, most being wrapped in buffalo robes,
otherwise quite naked.
- Zebulon Pike

If success attends my steps, honor and glory await my name-if defeat,
still shall it be said we died like brave men,
and conferred honor, even in death, on the American Name.
- Zebulon Pike

Should I be the happy mortal destined to turn the scale of war,
will you not rejoice, O my father?
- Zebulon Pike

American agents...
are the only persons authorized to hold councils of a political nature.
- Zebulon Pike

You have already disarmed my men without my knowledge,
are their arms to be returned or not?
- Zebulon Pike

On no further occasion present a flag or medal to an Indian.
- Zebulon Pike

He was a man, he always performed his promises.
- Zebulon Pike

Why cannot we correct the baneful passions,
without weakening the good?
- Zebulon Pike

I was informed...
that some...
were dreaming and wished to return.
- Zebulon Pike

I differ materially from Capt.
Lewis, in my account of the numbers,
manners,
and morals of the Sioux.
- Zebulon Pike

The village had a mill near it, situated on the little creek,
which made very good flour.
The population consisted of civilized Indians,
but much mixed blood.
- Zebulon Pike

If we go to Chihuahua we must be considered as prisoners of war?
- Zebulon Pike

The toute ensemble was such as to make polished society blush,
when compared with these savages.
- Zebulon Pike

The preparations for my new voyage prevented the possiblity
of my paying that attention to the correction of my errors,
that I should otherwise have done.
- Zebulon Pike

Owing to the difficulty of obtaining horses,
Mr. Henry returns from this place.
In descending the Mississippi I will request him to pay his respects to you.
- Zebulon Pike

Give immediate instruction to all your posts in said territory,
under your direction, at no time and on no pretence to hoist,
or suffer be hoisted, the English flag.
- Zebulon Pike

There had so lately been a large force of Spanish cavalry at the village,
which had made a great impression on the minds of the young men,
as to their power, consequence, which my appearance
with 20 infantry was by no means calculated to remove.
- Zebulon Pike

Choose to be as a young child -
fully awake, eager for the next experience.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

To the young child, all life is a great adventure -
when did we grow so dull and brittle.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Curiosity keeps one young - in thought and in action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Is the babe young? When I behold it,
it seems more venerable than the oldest man.
- Henry David Thoreau

To keep your thinking young, stay curious.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To a very young child, mommy and daddy are gods.
We spend our lives looking to regain
that sense of being cared for and protected.
Thus religion.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

How far you go in life depends on you being
tender with the young,
compassionate with the aged,
sympathetic with the striving
and tolerant of the weak and the strong.
Because someday in life you will have been all of these.
- George Washington Carver

The object of education is to prepare the young
to educate themselves throughout their lives.
- Robert M. Hutchins

For the very first time the young are
seeing history being made
before it is censored by their elders.
- Margaret Mead

If I were to wish for anything,
I should not wish for wealth and power,
but for the passionate sense of potential -
for the eye which, ever young and ardent, sees the possible.
Pleasure disappoints; possibility never.
- Soren Kierkegaard

Consciously adopt the mindset of a young child,
to whom all of life is a grand adventure.
Life is your playground.
Fashion grand castles and sweeping boulevards,
defeat fire-breathing dragons,
leap tall buildings in a single bound.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

It was high counsel that I once heard given to a young person,
"Always do what you are afraid to do."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

Procrastination is the thief of time.
- Edward Young

I am not young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

I honor you, Hero, for you do not play to the crowd.
You play to your own soul.
An audience of one fills the house with its appreciation and applause.
Others follow you, and may attempt to emulate you,
but that is not why you are a hero.
Fame may smile upon you, or it may not.
The world may cheer your name, or you may be the unknown warrior
who rescued comrades in battle,
or taught a young girl how to shed tears of joy.
Whatever you did, you did not do for fame.
If you had, you would not be a Hero.
You are a Hero for your bold courageous inspired action.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

You are only young once,
but you can stay immature indefinitely.
- Anonymous

Solitude is painful when one is young,
but delightful when one is more mature.
- Albert Einstein

One of the greatest cause of unhappiness -
perhaps even the only cause of unhappiness - is comparison.
I remember as a young child hearing my mother say,
"Comparisons are odious."
That is one of the oldest sayings in the English language,
and one of the most important.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I am no longer young enough to know everything.
- Oscar Wilde

Take young researchers, put them together in virtual seclusion,
give them an unprecedented degree of freedom and turn
up the pressure by fostering competitiveness.
- James D. Watson

What harsh judges fathers are to all young men!
- Terence

We should never discourage young people from dreaming dreams.
- Lenny Wilkens

The idea is to die young as late as possible.
- Ashley Montagu

Love is the word used to label the sexual excitement of the young,
the habituation of the middle-aged, and the mutual dependence of the old.
- John Ciardi

The denunciation of the young is a necessary part of
the hygiene of older people,
and greatly assists the circulation of the blood.
- Logan P. Smith

Imagination grows by exercise, and contrary to common belief,
is more powerful in the mature than in the young.
- W. Somerset Maugham

Can you imagine young people nowadays making a study
of trigonometry for the fun of it? Well I did.
- Clyde Tombaugh

One of the greatest titles we can have is "old friend."
We never appreciate how important old friends are until we are older.
The problem is we need to start our old friendships when we are young.
We then have to nurture and grow those friendships over our middle age
when a busy life and changing geographies
can cause us to neglect those friends.
Today is the day to invest in those people
we hope will call us "old friend" in the years to come.
- Grant Fairley

My mom taught us the Serenity Prayer at a young age.
- Toby Keith

When your friends begin to flatter
you on how young you look,
it's a sure sign you're getting old.
- Mark Twain

Much education today is monumentally ineffective.
All too often we are giving young people cut flowers
when we should be teaching them to grow their own plants.
- John W. Gardner

He who would pass his declining years with honor and comfort,
should, when young, consider that he may one day become old,
and remember when he is old, that he has once been young.
- Joseph Addison

Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty.
Anyone who keeps learning stays young.
The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young.
- Henry Ford

I'm fed up to the ears with old men dreaming up wars for young men to die in.
- George McGovern

So my father was a person who never lied to me.
If I had a question, he answered it.
I knew a lot of things at a young age because I was intrigued.
- Nick Cannon

Who would ever think that so much went on
in the soul of a young girl?
- Anne Frank

Today the world changes so quickly that in growing
up we take leave not just of youth but of the world we were young in.
- Peter Medawar


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